As if this exciting season could not get any more interesting, we are thrilled to announce that Adrian D. Holmes will be joining Kaye Ballard and Gary Sandy on George Bettinger's Mom & Pop Shop internet radio program in early December to discuss the legacy of The Pirates of Penzance.
Kaye Ballard, who portrayed Ruth in Joseph Papp's 1980s adaptation of The Pirates, holds the distinct honor of being the first of a long list of talented actors and actresses to be featured in exclusive interviews on Adrian's website. According to Facebook analytics for instant articles, her interview was viewed by over 6,000 people in the first five days alone. Gary Sandy, who played the Pirates King during Kaye's run in production, will be featured in November, along with Simon Gallaher, John Bolton Wood, and Estelle Parsons, among others. Adrian was previously featured on George Bettinger's program on October 5.
Be on the look out for more press on Adrian and The Pirates of Penzance project as we approach the big New Year's Eve release date. Spread the word with your friends and stay tuned for more details.
A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful experience of talking with the famed English actress and singer Patricia Routledge. Routledge, now 87, has dedicated her life to the cause of the arts as she has spent much of her time performing in musicals and in more serious operatic work, before dedicating almost a decade in television portraying the unforgettably supercilious Hyacinth Bouquet in the BBC's transatlantic hit sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, and Hetty Wainthropp in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.
The only time I could speak with Patricia was during her regularly scheduled tea time at 3 o' clock in the afternoon. Although she was noticeably anxious to return to her activities, she was gracious enough to spend some time with me discussing her thoughts and memories of being in Joseph Papp's adaptation of The Pirates of Penzance, as well as to share her encouragement for my upcoming album The Pirates of Penzance: Revamped and Revisited.
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